The Silverton Grange in Silverton, Oregon, is a dynamic, local organization supporting:
- Providing a local gathering place
- Sustainable agriculture
- Participatory democracy
Founded in 1867, the Grange is the nation’s oldest farm organization and supports community, agriculture, and education. The Silverton Grange is bringing these ideals into the 21st century by being relevant to today’s families and today’s issues. We are especially concerned with promoting a sustainable community and local economy, and we believe local farmers and food producers are critical to that goal.
We support education to better all people—children and adults and to ensure a strong community. We host educational events such as Film Discussions, canning classes, Non violent communication classes, Sauerkraut workshops and more!
Providing a Local Gathering Place
The Grange hall is available and used for many kinds of events, including classes, receptions, and meetings. We also host events that bring people together like Pie Auctions, MLK Observance, and Seedy Saturday.
The Silverton Grange is committed to supporting local, sustainable farmers. Local, sustainable agriculture is critical to reducing our dependence on foreign oil—the more local our food is, the less we rely on petroleum to ship our food. Local food also supports our local economy, helping ensure that family farms stay part of our community. Currently we provide free garden space to our neighbors in the farmworker apartment housing next store.
The Grange provides a unique way to get involved in state and national politics. Many Grange Members are active in politics with issues that are important to them. Even though we may not agree on the same issues, members are encouraged and supported to be engaged in politics. Local granges can approve a resolution that can be taken forward to the state grange conference. If it is approved at the state level, the grange will have its lobbyist support the issue.
Want to support the Grange? The best way to support the Grange is to become a member or make a donation.